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“Guest accommodation - stood out from the pack!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Willowbrook Country House

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Willowbrook Country House
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Somerset West
Certificate of Excellence
Galway, Ireland
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23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Guest accommodation - stood out from the pack!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2013

We stayed for just one short night very recently to allow us to have dinner with friends locally and play golf early the following morning. I only booked on the day and first impressions during my call were most impressive and welcoming. We were warmly greeted on arrival and were upgraded to a lovely spacious room in the garden. Bathroom was excellent with shower & bath. Large bed was very comfy and in room tea & coffee was a plus. Breakfast the next morning accommodated our early tee-time and was excellent.

Overall the quality of our stay was excellent. All of the staff were warm and friendly and made us feel they genuinely appreciated our business. There was a clear personal touch about the place just like a country house should be. Unfortunately, our stay this time was much to short but we will certainly be back. Thank you.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2013

Excellent breakfasts, great hospitality, highly recommended. Lisa and his staff are very patient and nice people. They organized for us an unforgettable township tour. Not so close to the city, but it is worth making some kilometers. Very convenient for Cape good hope and wineland tour.
Thanks!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Nice, France
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2013

I stayed 5 days in May at Willowbrok Lodge and I really loved it. I know Somerset West and also this guest house for more than 20 years and even that there are hundred of guesthouses and b&bs around I am very confident that Willowbrook Lodge represents still one of the best and maybe the most typcial South Africian upmarket guesthouse accommodation in the region.

Great view on the helderberg and the lovely garden. I loved my evening walk along the river at Redloff (?) Park. The breakfast was delicious and every morning with a special surprise.

Due to several family obligations I did not had the time to enjoy the evening restaurant.

My room was very cosy, nicely decorated and the bathroom was very light and big. According to the chilly evenings and nights I enjoyed the underfloor heating which warmed up my room extremely comfortable.

The guesthouse is convenient and very silently located. Of course, you need a car like always in Somerset West. As mentioned, you can have a nice walk direcly from the guesthouse. Even that I am not a golfer, I want to mention that one of the big golf courses of Somerset West are just opposite Willowbrook.

I got the impression that Linda, the owner and manager of this guesthouse links professional skills, experience and plenty of emontial warmness to this place. I loved my stay at Willowbrook and I will come back.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2013

Wow, second time at Willowbrook! Once again we loved the beautiful gardens and the gentle stream flowing by. Our room was luxurious and we spent two days totally relaxing. Their country breakfast was a scruptuous bacon, egg, sausage, mushroom, toast, orange juice and coffee delight. We also managed to get Springbok rugby player, Brian Habana to give us his autograph as he checked out. Mixing with the rich and famuos - that seems to happen at Willowbrook.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Stuart R
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Hertford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2013

We stayed at Willowbrook for one night in December 2012. We had our two small children (aged 4 and 1) with us and we are always worried that even though places say they are child friendly they are not really. Willowbrook was brilliant! The staff were great with the children. The restaurant (whose food is outstanding) adjusted the menu options for them. They could play in the pool at their heart's content - whilst steering clear of other guests who may not be in the mood for underaged company.

It is a beautiful spot with immaculate gardens and the river that meanders through it. The rooms are comfortable and the breakfast is fantastic!

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Stroud, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2013

A wonderful week's stay at this lovely guest lodge. Very friendly and attentive staff, nothing was too much trouble. The room was large and well decorated and the breakfast delicious, Thank you to everyone who made our stay so memorable. We shall be back!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2013

My wife and I went here for our anniversary last year. The service was great and the room impeccable. The whole place had a magical charm. Definitely recommended should you stay in Cape Town and want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the metropolis.

Because their double room was under renovation, they offered us the deluxe suite for the same price.

Room Tip: Deluxe suite is worth the price.
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Willowbrook Country House

Property: Willowbrook Country House
Address: Morgenster Avenue, Somerset West 7130, South Africa (Formerly Willowbrook Lodge)
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Somerset West
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Somerset West
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Willowbrook Country House 4*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Willowbrook Country House offers luxury accommodation in an idyllic, private and secluded country setting amidst lush gardens in the quiet residential town of Somerset West in the Western Cape, South Africa. Owner Lisa will welcome you and personally make sure that your stay at Willowbrook Country House is a superb experience. Our location offers the advantage of being in close proximity to the tourist hot spots of the area, pristine golf courses, sandy beaches, the Cape winelands and popular towns including Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Hermanus. Willowbrook Country House also offers an exquisite dining experience – the D’Vine Restaurant, voted among the top 100 in South Africa. Our garden setting next to the river is also ideal for intimate private functions such as weddings and smaller conferences. ... more   less 
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